Lifesaving training at Beacon Park

Defib training

Defib training with Keith from the Ambulance Service

Beacon Park hosts Ambulance Service course on how to use the park’s new defibrillator.

Earlier this year Lichfield District Council’s Parks Team was given training on how to use the portable defibrillator, which is available in the parks team’s office in Beacon Park, and can be used if anyone is having a cardiac arrest in the surrounding area.

So that more people know how to use the lifesaving equipment, Friends of Lichfield Historic Parks and members of Crown Green Bowls Club and Lichfield Museum Club completed defibrillator training on Wednesday 22 April 2015.

Neil Turner, Director of Leisure & Parks for Lichfield District Council, said: “The more people who know how to use the park’s defibrillator, the better. They give anyone who experiences a cardiac arrest the best chance of survival until paramedics or other trained medical staff can get to them.”

The defibrillator has been registered with the Ambulance Service so they can guide 999 callers to it, if they are in the area.